End of Life “EOL” for Microsoft Windows 2003 server is July 14,2015. This date will be upon us before you know it. According to Microsoft there is 23.8 million Windows 2003 server instances either hardware or virtual based. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer support or release any more security patches for Microsoft Windows 2003 Server. Most enterprise level applications like McAfee EPO and Symantec Endpoint running on a Windows 2003 server will expire at the end of “2015”. Windows Server 2003 and the workloads and applications running on it will become more expensive to operate. Outdated software will create compliance risks.
Your business and its operations will definitely be compromised in terms of productivity and effectiveness. Now is the time to plan your migration to Windows Server 2012 R2. This will help avoid the pitfalls of last minute, frantic and risky “forced” migration.
When replacing outdated servers, HP ProLiant Gen9 is delivering more compute and storage capacity, right-sized compute with flexible choices and lower compute energy and floor space consumption.
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